More Than Making Money: How Volunteerism Helps The Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship, or the idea of owning your own company and being your own boss, sounds glamorous  but in reality, it's a grind: 33% of small business owners work over 50 hours a week, and 25% work over 60 hours a week. With the extra hours and the added pressure of responsibility for all who work for them, …

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Passion To Project To Nonprofit Pursuit: Make The Right Moves

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are 1.5 million charities in the United States. Many are small, started by a single person or a small group of people, passionate about one cause and determined to bring attention and funding to that cause. While it's a caring and commendable calling to go from thinking …

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How to Write Emails to Donors That Get Results

Not every NPO can afford an in-house writer or public affairs specialist to carefully craft compelling emails to donors to ask for funds or volunteers. But that doesn't mean your NPO can't still send out effective emails that will grab the attention of potential donors. Here are a few tips to help you create e-mails that will …

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4 Ways to Quickly Cover the Cost of Your Fundraising Software

You need to spend money to raise money. Every nonprofit organization knows that modified adage is true. Fundraising software expedites your efforts, but the most sophisticated tools — donor management, accounting and marketing integration, etc. — tout at least a small fee. That fee is easily recouped by the platform's capabilities, but we get it: …

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Business Strategies Non-Profits Should Adapt From the For-Profit Sector

Today's non-profits face increasing competition. Getting your message out to donors and stakeholders can be a challenge. Donors in particular have a wide range of potential causes to which they can choose to offer their support. How can you make sure your non-profit succeeds in this challenging environment? It turns out there are numerous strategies …

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How to Ask For Donations in 5 Steps

Non-Profit organizations are difficult to finance, even in the best economies. When a business model involves relying on people to generously give you free money, asking for donations is an intimidating process. Finding the right balance between funding your business and annoying or driving away potential donors is tricky, but necessary to ensure your goals …

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5 Tips to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page

Social Media is absolutely everywhere, and it's not going away anytime soon. For those of us involved in Non-Profit Organizations, social media can feel like a huge hassle that takes time away from our cause. It doesn't have to be that way. In fact, by taking advantage of some of the functions a site like …

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The Different Types of Fundraisers: Part 2

Continuing our overview of effective fundraising for nonprofits, here are some more ideas that successful organizations have drawn upon to solicit donations. Silent auctions – The classic silent auction arrangement involves setting up a bunch of tables at a site and inviting attendees to place bids on each item by jotting their name and bid …

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